The Houses

Champagne Lanson in Reims
House founded in 1760

LANSON is one of the oldest Champagne Houses. When creating its wines, it highlights the fruit and its rich aromas in its quest for purity. The freshness and energy that are the hallmarks of Lanson’s style increase their cellaring potential and predestine the cuvees for aging. Present on the five continents, LANSON enjoys strong positions, particularly in the UK, where it has held a Royal Warrant continuously since 1900, awarded by Queen Victoria. LANSON champagnes are distributed across all channels - mass retail stores, wine stores, gourmet food stores, restaurants, hotels - in France and internationally.

In 2017 : LANSON is rolling out a long-term value strategy based on the regular premiumization of high-quality wines. The release of prestigious new cuvees, such as Clos Lanson, from an exclusive plot at the heart of the estate and warmly welcomed by the market, is helping support its presence in value-creating segments, particularly on international markets. Alongside this, LANSON is moving forward with its major investment program, launched for six years in 2013, to modernize its industrial facilities and support its commercial operations. Its completion in 2018 will make it possible to further improve the quality of its wines, its commercial responsiveness and its international reach.

www.lanson.com

 

  

Champagne Chanoine Frères in Reims
House founded in 1730

Founded during the reign of Louis XV, CHANOINE FRÈRES was the first House to be authorized by the city of Epernay to dig a cellar in Champagne. The second oldest Champagne House, CHANOINE FRÈRES, now established in Reims, successfully blends modernity with tradition, with its high-quality, efficient production facilities. CHANOINE FRÈRES champagnes are present in the mass retail sector with the classic CHANOINE FRÈRES cuvees and the TSARINE cuvee, which is also available through traditional channels.

In 2017 : CHANOINE FRÈRES is maintaining its dynamic growth, both in France and for export, capitalizing on its renowned quality wines, particularly its TSARINE cuvee. Its clearly identified bottle and elegant labelling ensure its outstanding visibility, particularly in the cinema. Its development is being supported by a growing number of listings through traditional distribution channels and strong communication around a charming ambassador, Adriana Karembeu, who sponsors the magnificent “Tsarine by Adriana” cuvee.

www.champagnechanoine.com


Champagne Besserat de Bellefon in Epernay
House founded in 1843

BESSERAT DE BELLEFON has continued to uphold the House’s tradition of impeccable quality, crafting wines reserved exclusively for the traditional wine store and gourmet restaurant sectors. In his quest for excellence, Victor Besserat created an exceptionally light champagne in 1930: the renowned Cuvée des Moines, the jewel in the House’s crown. Its bubbles, 30% finer than a traditional champagne, reflect a unique production process within the region. They give it a light effervescence that characterizes BESSERAT DE BELLEFON champagnes.

In 2017 : BESSERAT DE BELLEFON is focused on creating value through outstanding wines, such as the magnificent Cuvée des Moines. New creations embody all the elegance of the House: a Blanc de Noirs crafted with Pinots Noirs from Grand Cru vineyards, as well as the «Triple B by BESSERAT DE BELLEFON» cuvee, created through a highly demanding process and based on a single biodynamic vineyard. To support the development of its sales in France and for export, the House is rolling out creative marketing actions around fine dining and wine tasting experiences, “les Tournées Sensationnelles BESSERAT DE BELLEFON”. Alongside this, it is clearly setting out its authenticity with an elegant new label.

www.besseratdebellefon.com


Champagne Boizel in Epernay
House founded in 1834

“Excellence for over 180 years”: with each generation, the BOIZEL Family have devoted themselves with passion to ensuring the highest standards and crafting outstanding vintages, renowned for their elegance, finesse and balance. Exported from the 19th century to the UK and Europe, BOIZEL Champagnes opened up to more distant continents such as Oceania and the Americas in the 20th century. It has also been present for the past 25 years in Japan, a country that is home to many enthusiasts of the delicate Rosé and the magnificent Joyau de France. In France, BOIZEL is the mail-order specialist thanks to its strong customer relations focus and imaginative marketing.

In 2017 : BOIZEL is finalizing its major program to renovate its buildings on Avenue de Champagne in Épernay, classed as a World Heritage site. The opening of Atelier 1834, the House’s new flagship store, and the promotion of its traditional cellars will make it possible to further strengthen its reputation. Alongside this, BOIZEL is further enhancing its champagne range with the new 2007 vintage of its iconic cuvee, the Joyau de France. BOIZEL is also standing out through its innovative and daring marketing approach to showcase its creations.

www.boizel.com


Champagne De Venoge in Epernay
House founded in 1837

DE VENOGE cultivates a policy of quality and innovation in the purest champagne tradition. Recommended by many prestigious institutions, DE VENOGE is one of the most decorated champagnes of its generation. Available through selected retail outlets (hotels, restaurants and wine stores), its attractive range of Champagne wines express all the region’s rich heritage, the unique features of its grape varieties and the possibilities for marrying blends together. From the Cordon Bleu to the Louis XV cuvee and the prestigious “Princes”, the House follows a core guideline that is easily identifiable through its slogan: “Noblesse Oblige”.

In 2017 : DE VENOGE is moving forward with its premiumization strategy. Following extensive work to develop its magnificent townhouse on Avenue de Champagne in Épernay, DE VENOGE is extending its public space with the opening of several luxury guestrooms, “Les Suites du 33”, and a Champagne bar, “L’Ecurie”. Celebrating the House’s royal heritage with a firm eye on the future, these high-end reception areas offer a unique setting for welcoming tourists who are fans of the French way of life. To crown its renaissance, DE VENOGE is revitalizing the image of its cuvees and launching a new website.

www.champagnedevenoge.com


 

Champagne Philipponnat in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
House founded in 1910

While PHILIPPONNAT’s current House was founded in 1910, the PHILIPPONNAT family have been established in Aÿ since 1522, and have devoted themselves since the Second Empire to producing outstanding Champagne wines. From the Brut Royale Réserve, the House’s ambassador, to the prestigious Cuvée du Clos des Goisses, Champagne PHILIPPONNAT offers an extensive range of full-bodied, structured wines, with a clear focus on Michelin star restaurants and fine wine enthusiasts. Champagne PHILIPPONNAT has one of the first Champagne vineyards to be awarded the “High Environmental Value” label. Its subsidiary PHILIPPONNAT Les Domaines Associés distributes Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) wines in France.

In 2017 : The demanding work carried out on the quality and image of PHILIPPONNAT wines is creating strong dynamics for development covering export markets and traditional channels. To support its value strategy, PHILIPPONNAT is reinforcing its sales team for a stronger presence on export markets, particularly in the UK, and ramping up its actions to support the development of Rosé champagne sales. The “Clos des Goisses”, which is one of the most prestigious Champagne wines, is confirming its excellence with the launch of the eagerly awaited 2008 vintage in 2017. In addition to promoting the House, investments are focusing on optimizing stocks and refurbishing the buildings in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.

www.philipponnat.com


Champagne Alexandre Bonnet in Les Riceys
House founded in 1973

The leading Champagne House in the village of Les Riceys, the Champagne region’s largest and most southerly plot, ALEXANDRE BONNET, with its 47 hectares of vines and its major grape purchasing contracts, actively contributes to supplies for the Group’s Houses. It is particularly renowned for its celebrated AOC label still wine, the Rosé des Riceys, as well as its collection of champagnes covering a wide range of palates, both white and rosé, distributed in France and for export. The ALEXANDRE BONNET vineyard, with “Viticulture Durable en Champagne” sustainability and “Hautes Valeurs Environnementales” environmental certification since 2015, also stands out through the development of a museum to preserve the old Champagne grape varieties.

In 2017 : ALEXANDRE BONNET is supporting its commercial development by further strengthening its distribution channels, primarily for export. The promotion of its vineyard is enabling it to clearly set out its position as a specialist for rosé cuvees and create valuable new limited edition cuvees, such as the “Harmonie de Blancs”. A pure product of Les Riceys, this unique blend of white grapes has been crafted specifically to satisfy the demands of discerning enthusiasts.

www.alexandrebonnet.com

 


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